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Quibbling About Killing: Netanyahu’s Spat with Washington

Israel’s Prime Minister, Benjamin Netanyahu, is unhappy. Not so much with the Palestinians, whom he sees as terroristic, dispensable and a threat to...

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Quixotic regulation: Australia’s eSafety commissioner capitulates

Australia’s eSafety commissioner, Julie Inman Grant, on April 16, smacked X and Meta with legal notices to remove links to a video within 24 hours...

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Quixotic Regulation: Australia’s eSafety Commissioner Capitulates

It was given top billing, a near absurd show intended to rope in content on a global social media platform, thereby denying all outside Australia...

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The National Anti-Corruption Commission: a damp squib

In Australia, the demon of penal regulation clings in its stubbornness. Keeping government accountable and open to the suspicious eye of the public is...

19.06.2024 10

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Fractious Arenas: Netanyahu Dissolves the War Cabinet

You could almost sense the smacking of lips, accompanied by the rubbing of hands. The departure of Benny Gantz from the Israeli war cabinet ,...

18.06.2024 20

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Ukraine, Continued Aid, and the Prevailing Logic of…

War always commands its own appeal. It has its own frazzled laurels, the calling of its own worn poets tenured in propaganda. In battle, the poets...

15.06.2024 30

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Diamonds and Cold Dust: Slaughter at Nuseirat

The ashes had barely settled on a Rafah tent camp incinerated by an Israeli airstrike before the next, gorged massacre presented itself ...

13.06.2024 10

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The EU Elections: The March of the Right

The EU elections over June 6 to June 9 have presented a chaotically merry picture, certainly for those on the right of politics. Not that the...

12.06.2024 10

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Modi’s Comeuppance: The Waning of Hindutva

Lock them up. The whole bally lot. The pollsters, the pundits, the parasitic hacks clinging to the life raft of politics in the hope of earning their...

08.06.2024 10

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Tory Nightmares: The Return of Nigel Farage

Few have exerted as much influence on the tone, and outcome of elections, as Nigel Farage. Fewer have done so while failing to win office. In seven...

06.06.2024 30

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Inexplicable investments: Elbit Systems and Australia’s Future Fund

Australia’s modest $272.3 billion sovereign wealth fund is under the spotlight over where its funds are being deployed. A Freedom of Information...

06.06.2024 10

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Inexplicable Investments: Elbit Systems and Australia’s Future Fund

Australia’s modest sovereign wealth fund, modestly standing at A$272.3 billion, has crawled into some trouble of late. Investors, morally twinged,...

05.06.2024 10

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Inexplicable Investments: ElbiSystems and Australia’s Future Fund

Australia’s modest sovereign wealth fund, modestly standing at A$272.3 billion, has crawled into some trouble of late. Investors, morally twinged,...

05.06.2024 30

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Ming Vase Politics: UK Labour and Purging the…

By any reckoning, this was the move of a fool. A fool, it should be said, motivated by spite larded with caution. Evidently playing safe, adopting...

04.06.2024 10

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The Stuffing of Crime: Israel’s Rafah Strike

It was much like witnessing a boy killing flies, with a slight afterthought of apology. The spokesman for the Israeli Defense Forces, Rear Admiral...

01.06.2024 30

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Soaking Sunak Calls the Sodding Election

It was a pitiful sight. Soaked and literally washed-out, the feeble thin British Prime Minister, Rishi Sunak, made an announcement that caught many in...

31.05.2024 30

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A Certain French Stubbornness: Violence in New Caledonia

France’s Emmanuel Macron can, at times, show himself at odds with the grime and gristle of grounded politics. Able to pack in various snatches of...

29.05.2024 20

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Australia’s anti-ICC lobby

Opposition Leader Peter Dutton believes Israel’s leaders have been hard done by the International Criminal Court (ICC) and suggests Australia cut...

28.05.2024 20

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Australia’s Anti-ICC Lobby

Throwing caution to the wind, grasping the nettle, and every little smidgen of opportunity, Australia’s opposition leader, Peter Dutton, was...

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A Misplaced Purity: Democracies and Crimes Against International…

The application for arrest warrants by the Prosecutor of the International Criminal Court, Karim A.A. Khan in the Israel-Hamas War gives us a chance...

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Assange given right to appeal extradition to US

The British High Court of Justice decided on May 20 to allow whistleblower and WikiLeaks founder and publisher Julian Assange leave to appeal his...

22.05.2024 40

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The Rages of Equivalence: The ICC Prosecutor, Israel…

The legal world was abuzz. The diplomatic channels of various countries raged and fizzed. It had been rumoured that Israel’s Prime Minister Benjamin...

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A brutal punishment: The sentencing of David McBride

David McBride, the man who revealed that Australia’s special forces in Afghanistan had committed atrocities and faced a compromised chain of...

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The Assange Case: A Flicker of Hope in…

It was faint, but there was more than just a flicker of hope. In the tormented (and tormenting) journey the WikiLeaks founder and publisher, Julian...

21.05.2024 40

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Promising the Impossible: Blinken’s Out of Tune Performance…

Things are looking dire for the Ukrainian war effort. Promises of victory are becoming even hollower than they were last summer, when US President...

18.05.2024 50

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A Brutal Punishment: The Sentencing of David McBride

Sometimes, it’s best not to leave the issue of justice to the judges. They do what they must: consult the statutes, test the rivers of power, and...

16.05.2024 30

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A Clubbable Admission: Palestine’s Case for UN Membership

“I find it rather difficult to make it clear to my children why we are not eligible, for from one point of view it isn’t quite clear to me.” ( ...

12.05.2024 50

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A Modest Proposal: The UN General Assembly and…

Despite being described in some circles as such, the latest vote in the United Nations General Assembly on Palestine’s status is hardly...

11.05.2024 50

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Israel is morphing into a pariah state. Time to cut the cord

08.05.2024 30

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Israel’s Battle Against Free Speech: The Shuttering of…

“Politics,” as the harsh, albeit successful German Chancellor Otto von Bismarck claimed, “is the art of the possible, the attainable – the art...

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Indian spy rings take root in Australia

In his 2021 annual threat assessment, Australia’s director-general of ASIO Mike Burgess pointed to an active spy ring — a “nest of spies”...

07.05.2024 40

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Forces of Impunity: The US Threatens the International…

The International Criminal Court is a dusty jewel, a creation of heat, tension and manufacture in the international community . Various...

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Nesting in Australia: Indian Spy Rings Take Root

In his 2021 annual threat assessment, the director-general of ASIO, the Australian domestic intelligence service, pointed to an...

06.05.2024 30

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Pezzullo: The Warmonger Who Won’t Go Away

The compromised former top boss of the Australian civil service has the lick and smell of belligerence. Begrudgingly conceding error and when in...

05.05.2024 50

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When Safety is a Fiction: Passing the UK’s…

What a stinking story of inhumanity. A country intent on sending asylum seekers to one whose residents have actually applied for asylum and sanctuary...

02.05.2024 60

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University Investments: Divesting from the Military-Industrial Complex

The rage and protest against Israel’s campaign in Gaza, ongoing since the October 7 attacks by Hamas, has stirred student activity across a number...

01.05.2024 50

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Anzac and the Pageantry of Deception

On April 25, along Melbourne’s arterial Swanston Street, the military parade can be witnessed with its bannered, medalled upholstery, crowds lost in...

30.04.2024 60

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Israel’s Anti-UNRWA Campaign Falls Flat

The Israeli authorities, in their campaign of remorseless killing, doctoring and adjusting the numbers of the Palestinian populace for whatever future...

28.04.2024 50

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Liz Truss and the West: A Failed Former…

It is unfortunate that column space should be dedicated to Britain’s shortest termed prime minister and, arguably, one of its most imbecilic and...

27.04.2024 10

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Warring Against Encryption: Australia is Coming for Your…

On April 16, Australia’s eSafety commissioner, Julie Inman Grant, issued with authoritarian glee legal notices to X Corp and...

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Censorship Wars: Elon Musk, Safety Commissioners and Violent…

The attitudes down under towards social media have turned barmy. While there is much to take Elon Musk to task for his wrecking ball antics at the...

23.04.2024 40

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Universities for AUKUS: The Social License Confidence Trick

“Can we still see universities as places to learn and produce knowledge that, at the risk of sounding naïve, is for the greater good of humanity,...

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The Australian Defence Formula: Spend! Spend! Spend!

T he skin toasted Australian Minister of Defence, Richard Marles, who resembles, with each day, the product of a n overly worked ...

19.04.2024 20

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The judicial torture of Assange continues

United States President Joe Biden made a casual remark this month that he was “considering” the request by Australia that the case against...

17.04.2024 30

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Faulty Assurances: The Judicial Torture of Assange Continues

Only this month, the near comatose US President, Joe Biden, made a casual, castaway remark that his administration was “considering” the request...

17.04.2024 20

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Suspending the Rule of Tolerable Violence: Israel’s Attack…

The Middle East has, for some time, been a powder keg where degrees of violence are tolerated with ceremonial mania and a calculus of restraint....

16.04.2024 60

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Secret agreements: The Australian-Israel Defence Memorandum of Understanding

As the Australian government continues its vacuous utterances on Palestinian statehood, while denying it is supplying the Israeli Defense Forces (IDF)...

16.04.2024 10

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Secret Agreements: The Australian-Israel Defence Memorandum of Understanding

While the Australian government continues to pirouette with shallow constancy on the issue of Israel’s war in Gaza, making vacuous utterances on...

14.04.2024 30

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Flicker of Hope: Biden’s Throwaway Lines on Assange

Walking stiffly, largely distracted, and struggling to focus on the bare essentials, US President Joe Biden was keeping company with his Japanese...

12.04.2024 10

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Biden’s throwaway lines on Assange give flicker of hope

United States President Joe Biden was with Japan’s Prime Minister Fumio Kishida when asked what he was doing regarding Australia’s request that...

12.04.2024 6

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